January 28, 2012 Subject:
Where Are Those Machines Now?
Instead of junking all that equipment they should have sent it off with all the work orders to Malaysia and China. It would be nice to get that quality today..at ANY price. Can you Malaysians say "Mercerize"?
Penneys' soon-to-be-launched idea of cutting prices only proves that they're suffering the effects of inferior quality while trying to maintain midmarket pricing. My perdiction: a last ditch attempt to avoid chapter 11 which won't work (unless you're just trying to dump inventory).
Good ol' Jam Handy manages to once again slip in that ever present scene of people crossing Woodward Ave across from Hudson's Dept Store in Detroit...despite this being a film about Penney's! Where was Penney's "quality control" there?
Film shows the glory days of American retail and nice info about processing cloth (at least in those days).
April 12, 2004 Subject:
Would you like that in a box? Or wrapped?
A film which explores, mainly through textiles, mainly shirts and shoes, the many tests the fabrics go through in order to meet Jc Penney's Oh So High Standards. While we get the (excuse the pun) run of the mill factory shots here, the shots of the merchandise as it's given to the customer after it's sold is the real highlight. Yes, items are wrapped in brown paper, stuff is folded just so, and people were given what could be called a shirt box to keep the shirts just so as well.. Kinda makes you think of good customer service then, where now everything is shoved into a plastic bag.